Handbook of Management Scales/Alliance portfolio coordination

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Alliance portfolio coordination (alpha = 0.91, AVE = 0.72)[edit]


An alliance management capability measure was conceptualized and operationalized. It is reflected by five underlying routines: interorganizational coordination, alliance portfolio coordination, interorganizational learning, alliance proactiveness, and alliance transformation.


Alliance portfolio coordination pertains to the routines related to the integration of all of a business unit’s R&D alliances.


  • We ensure an appropriate coordination among the activities of our different R&D alliances.
  • We determine areas of synergy in our R&D alliance portfolio.
  • We ensure that interdependencies between our R&D alliances are identified.
  • We determine if there are overlaps between our different R&D alliances.